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Petersen Museum Hosts All-American Cruise-In, Welcomes Massive Turnout

Published on Thu, Jan 30, 2020

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

Tremendous amount of Shelby vehicles, muscle cars, and custom builds show up to Bruce Meyer’s All-American Cruise-In.

Bruce Meyer’s All-American Cruise-In January 2020
Bruce Meyer’s All-American Cruise-In January 2020

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, the Petersen Automotive Museum hosted a cruise-in welcoming a staggering amount of American muscle cars. This particular cruise-in was themed towards Shelby vehicles, and attendees were treated to a panel discussion about the ‘Ford v Ferrari’ film. An impressive amount of Shelby cars showed up, including original Cobras, GT350s, and continuation vehicles.

Bruce Meyer’s All-American Cruise-In January 2020
Bruce Meyer’s All-American Cruise-In January 2020

While many cars at the cruise-in broke necks, two cars in particular warranted award-worthy qualities. First off, Steve Han’s gorgeous 2016 Shelby Mustang GT350 received the Hammertime Excellence Award. Secondly, a stunning 2017 Shelby Mustang GT350R owned by Chris Porter won over the fans and earned the People’s Choice Award.

Bruce Meyer’s All-American Cruise-In January 2020 Discussion Panel
Bruce Meyer’s All-American Cruise-In January 2020 Discussion Panel

If the cruise-in wasn’t enough to satisfy your automotive cravings for the weekend, the event ended with a fascinating panel discussion. Moderated by Petersen Founding Chairman Bruce Meyer, the panel was loaded with car gurus. Featured panelists included designer Peter BrockPeter Miles, son of racing driver Ken Miles; crew chief Charlie Agapiou; Carroll Shelby’s grandson Aaron Shelby; driver Allen Grant; film producer Lenny Shabes; and A.J. Baime, whose book “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans” inspired the film itself.

Bruce Meyer’s All-American Cruise-In January 2020
Bruce Meyer’s All-American Cruise-In January 2020

“Each month, our Breakfast Club cruise-ins gather enthusiasts from every corner of Los Angeles for a morning of conversation, laughter and some truly amazing cars,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Bruce Meyer’s American Car Cruise-in delivered all that and more with the addition of the special panel discussion about ‘Ford v Ferrari’ and the early days of Shelby American.”

Bruce Meyer’s All-American Cruise-In January 2020
Bruce Meyer’s All-American Cruise-In January 2020

Below is a video of the panel discussion.

To learn more about the Petersen Automotive Museum and its exhibits, please visit www.petersen.org.

To read more about the cruise-in, check out our other article: https://lacar.com/petersen-museum-to-host-bruce-meyers-all-american-cruise-in/

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